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Survey: Health IT is Underfunded at European Healthcare Organizations

November 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT is not sufficiently funded and supported at most European healthcare provider organizations, according to an eHealth survey from HIMSS Analytics.

Survey Indicates Major Jump in Telemedicine Adoption in Past Three Years

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey shows broad acceptance of telemedicine services among health care executives and providers compared to just three years ago as 76 percent of healthcare professionals said their organizations currently offer or plan to offer telemedicine services.

Deadline Approaching! Our Innovator Awards Program Awaits Your Stories of Innovation

November 14, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Each year, Healthcare Informatics recognizes the best health IT innovation case studies from both provider organizations and vendor solution companies as part of its Innovator Awards Program

In California, Two University Health Systems Decide to Collaborate on One EHR

November 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rather than be on yet another separate instance of Epic amongst University of California healthcare organizations, UC Irvine has decided to join UC San Diego’s existing build

Epic Hit with Lawsuit over “Double-Billing” for Anesthesia Services

November 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Epic Systems is facing a lawsuit in which the complainant has attested that the vendor’s software defaults to double-billing for anesthesia services, resulting in the government being overbilled by hundreds of millions of dollars.

Providers Plan to Meet Patient Consumerism Rise, Survey Finds

October 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The new era of patient payment technology has put more demands on healthcare providers today, but most of them plan to meet the rise in patient consumerism with more retail-like technology solutions and practices, according to a new Black Book report.

athenahealth to Cut Workforce by 9 Percent, Close Two Offices

October 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, expects to reduce its workforce by about 9 percent due to an organizational redesign that also involves the closure of two offices.

Ohio Man Charged for Allegedly Defrauding Cleveland Clinic out of $2.8M

October 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A man in Westlake, Ohio has been indicted in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Cleveland Clinic out of at least $2.8 million.

Medsphere Merges with RCM Vendor Stockell

October 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Medsphere Systems Corp., developer of the OpenVista electronic health record, is merging with Stockell Healthcare Systems, which offers a suite of revenue cycle management tools.

CMS Releases 2016 Next Generation ACO Data with Positive Financial, Quality Results

October 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released results from year one of its Next Generation ACO model, revealing that 61 percent of program participants were able to earn shared savings last year.

One Healthcare RCM Leader Shares his Perspectives on Navigating the Shifting Landscape

October 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Brian Sanderson, managing principal of Crowe Horwath LLP healthcare services group, discusses strategies for CFOs to navigate the shifting landscape around revenue cycle management and reimbursement.

In New Mexico, a Medical Home Model Created Outside the Hospital

October 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Barbara McAneny, M.D., an oncologist/hematologist, was the leader behind the Community Oncology Medical Home, a model built around keeping patients out of the hospital.

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